After which point you need to decide, inshore Pargo/ Cabrilla or head out offshore for Striped Marlin/Sailfish. All are plentiful and well within range.
Dorado are the main species and spread out through the La Paz boundaries. inshore fishing for Pargitos, trigger fish and Cabrilla is still solid when the currents are not too strong. Offshore the bite for, Striped Marlin and Sailfish is pretty consistent trolling small to medium size lures or ballyhoos
This week the yellowtail moved into the bay literally 10 minutes outside the marina. These fish were consistently some of the largest of the year averaging 25lbs with some brutes tipping the scales at 35lbs.
A few Dorado are being caught around the island near the sargasso paddies. This should continue to improve as the conditions continue to change to our summer pattern.
A few Almaco Jacks cousins to the AmberJack around the seamounts. This is the season for Pez Fuerte. So far they’ve been on the smaller size 20-30lbs but the 60/80 pounders won’t be far behind.
Cabrilla and snapper are hanging on the rocky high spots as they also are finishing the spawning season.
Dorado are still the main targeted species. Depending on the wind direction will determine your fishing spots but they still seem to be scattered throughout the area.
Updates on the Mag bay trips: The fishing is spectacular as always with Tuna, Wahoo and giant grouper of various species. November is booked solid so we should have some great reports to salivate over the next month.
Cabo has a lot going on this week with the Black and Blue and Bisbee tournaments. Fishing here in La Paz hasn’t changed much. Now the Dorado are back in force and seem to be getting bigger by the week. A few degrees cooler should activate the Wahoo that are hanging around the seamounts. The Spearos can see them, they are just being lazy and definitely not on the chew. We did catch a few tuna out at the bajo, but they were just little guys. Great bait for Marlin but too small to keep for eating.
We have snapper, AmberJacks, grouper and the likes hanging on the seamounts but with this water temperature their time in range is coming to an end, it’s time to change gears. Our guest are now mostly targeting Dorado which are so plentiful that it would make no sense to pass on this incredible fighting and most desirable eating fish. The striped Marlin are abundant. We’ve had a few reports of Wahoo and We have reports of tuna 60 miles South of us.
Starting with the inshore fishing the Cubera, Mulato and Pargo Colorado are plentiful and consistent. If Rooster fish is on your bucket list you’re in luck. Normally they are rare caught in the summer but this year that’s not the case. Along the coastline around the island or on the buoys are chalk full of Dorado, striped Marlin and sails. We found slow trolling Bonito belly strips to be the best bet for all three species. Offshore is a bit of a mystery. All the conditions are perfect. There’s plenty of natural bait, flying fish, Bolitos and Chuhuil breezing everywhere.
Dorado and striped Marlin are the main event. The size of these golden acrobats are ranging from 10-20lbs with the occasional larger bull being landed.
Trolling strips of bonito belly ,sardines or rigged ballyhoos are getting it done. In the same general area the striped Marlin and sailfish are feeding as well. We noticed large schools of flying fish and ballyhoo in the area, so that would be my guess as to why the fish are all hanging together. On the seamounts there is still good bottom fishing, Giant Cubera snapper and Cabrilla mainly on the yo-yo, though the hook up and landing percentage is tough.